Kenneth F. Allington
Jan 12, 1934 - Oct 19, 2008
Memorial services for Kenneth F. Allington of Pavillion will be held at 10:00a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Davis Funeral Home, with Masonic committalrites. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Allington died Sunday, October 19, 2008 at his home. He was 74 years old.
Kenneth Floyd Allington was born in Red Lodge, Mont., on January 12, 1934, the son of Floyd Franklin Allington and Juanita Maude (Cortner) Allington. Hegrew up in Roberts, Mont., and graduated from Belfry (Mont.) High School, where he played basketball with the two time state champion team.
As a youth, Mr. Allington worked on ranches and breaking horses with his father. He was employed by the Forest Service at Cook City, Mont., then as an electrician for American Chrome in Nye, Mont. In 1959 he moved to Jeffrey Citywhere he worked for Western Nuclear. He began working for Hot Springs REA in 1961 and retired as divisional foreman after 27 years in the Jeffrey City and Gas Hills area. In 1997 he moved to Pavillion.
On November 5, 1953 he married Doris Jean Carrington in Belfry, Mont.
He was twice a Past Master of the Split Rock Masonic Lodge #55 in Jeffrey City, which later merged with the Riverton Lodge #26. He was also a member of the Knights Templar Ivanhoe Commandery #2 and the Korein Shrine Temple in Rawlins. He was also a past president of the Jeffrey City Lions Club, spent nine years on the Jeffrey City School Board and was a member of the Jeffrey City Fire Protection District.
Mr. Allington was a volunteer for youth activities and was a Little League Baseball coach.
The family said he enjoyed hunting, rock hunting, camping and fishing with his family, teaching all of his grandchildren to fish. He also enjoyed packhorse trips and once participated in a packhorse race. They said one of his favorite pack trips was in the Bridger Lake thoroughfare area. He and friend Jenner Mariner made numerous fishing trips into Christina Lake with many of the Jeffrey City youths.
Mr. Allington is survived by his wife Doris of Pavillion; sons Mike Allington and his wife Gayle and Jim Allington and his wife Ellen, all of Douglas; daughters Sandy Vensor and her husband Rudy of Wisconsin, Holly Caproni and her husband John of Pavillion, and Sue Blackwell and her husband Dwight of Utah; brother Keith Allington of Oregon; sisters Kay Butler and her husband Ron of Montana, Cheryl Jones and her husband Jim of Cody, Bonnie Vetter and her husband Rod, and Karen Ridl of Montana; a sister-in-law Sharon Allington of Glenrock; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ed Allington; sister Molly Miller; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Lee Howard; grandson Kenton Vensor.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children or the American Diabetes Association, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton